An evergreen, woody-based shrubs with palmately-lobed leaves and saucer-shaped, five-petalled red flowers from early summer until autumn. Best planted in a pot and over-wintered in a conservatory or frost free glass house. When mature Anisodontea can tolerate light frosts in sheltered positions, such as a courtyard. Prune early in the year to encourage fresh flower-bearing shoots and feed regularly. Frost hardy to 0C.
An unusual hybrid form of the ever-popular 'butterfly bush' combining the generous flowering of the Chinese Buddleia davidii amd the golden flower colour of the South American B. globosa. Pale creamy-apricot to lilac flowers with rich golden-orange centres open from small dusky French blue buds. Best in full sun and reasonably well drained soils. Cut back hard in spring if desired to retain a compact and tidy plant. Fully hardy. H: 1-3m
Sun-loving and drought-resistant shrub from Australia,. Grown for its mauve 'bottle brush' flowers. Best in full sun, and poor, well drained soil, sheltered from cold northerly winds. In colder areas consider keeping in a pot and over-wintering in a cool glasshouse or conservatory. Hardy to at least 0C and probably -5C when slightly mature, gaining hardiness with age.. H:1-3m
This is a small evergreen tree or medium shrub with aromatic olive green, lance shaped leaves. Small pale yellow flower spikes are born in early summer. Plant in neutral to acid, moderately fertile and well drained soil in full sun. H:1m.